• Join Us

    The Citizen Diplomacy Network unites organizations that are committed to advancing purposeful global engagement at a person-to-person level, providing them with a common platform from which to share, participate, and learn in this important community.

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  • What We Do

    The Center for Citizen Diplomacy is a meeting place for organizations and individuals interested in meaningful global engagement across cultures at the person-to-person level.

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  • Work With Us

    The citizen diplomacy movement has generous champions across the public, private, and social sectors who all see value in enhancing global fluency.

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We envision a world that thrives because of true global engagement, where individuals and communities benefit from person-to-person interactions that result in greater understanding between people and cultures.

The Center for Citizen Diplomacy and its partners work to make that vision a reality every day.

Understanding Citizen Diplomacy

Why is citizen diplomacy important?

Citizen diplomacy is the concept that every global citizen has the right, even the responsibility, to engage across cultures and create shared understanding through meaningful person-to-person interactions. Citizen diplomacy is recognized as a powerful force in building and sustaining a secure, economically sound, and socially interconnected world.

Thought leaders from across the public, private, and social sectors see the value in citizen diplomacy.

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Our Work

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Uniting the Network

How are organizations creating citizen diplomacy opportunities for individuals?

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Creating Global Fluency

What programs are being designed to address emerging needs?

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Exploring Resources

What tools and information are available to advance purposeful global engagement?

Numbers from the Network

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Learn and Engage

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Framing the Center

In 2006, a dedicated group of citizens founded the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy to increase the number of Americans…

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